Human ADAM12 Antibody

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Human ADAM12 Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Detects human ADAM12 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, approximately 5% cross‑reactivity with recombinant human (rh) ADAM8, rhADAM19, and recombinant mouse ADAM33 is observed.
Polyclonal Sheep IgG
Antigen Affinity-purified
Chinese hamster ovary cell line CHO-derived recombinant human ADAM12
Accession # AAC08702
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied either lyophilized or as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.


Recommended Concentration
Western Blot
0.1 µg/mL
Recombinant Human ADAM12 (Catalog # 4416‑AD)
25 µg/mL
Conditioned cell culture medium spiked with Recombinant Human ADAM12 (Catalog # 4416‑AD), see our available Western blot detection antibodies

Please Note: Optimal dilutions should be determined by each laboratory for each application. General Protocols are available in the Technical Information section on our website.

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Preparation and Storage

Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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Reconstitution Buffer 1 (PBS)
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The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
Stability & Storage
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
  • 6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.

Background: ADAM12

ADAM12, also known as meltrin-alpha, is a member of the ADAM family with metalloprotease activity (1). It consists of a propeptide, metalloproteinase, disintegrin, cysteine-rich, and EGF-like domains, a transmembrane segment, and a cytoplasmic tail with SH3 binding motifs. Human ADAM12 exists in two alternatively spliced forms: the prototype transmembrane form and a shorter secreted form lacking the transmembrane domain and the cytoplasmic tail. The secreted form has a 34 amino acid substitution in place of the transmembrane and cytoplasmic regions. In mouse, only the transmembrane form has been observed. The propeptide, which is cleaved in the Golgi by furin-like proprotein convertases, is retained in a noncovalent complex after ADAM12 secretion (2). Thus, the pro domain may function as an inhibitor of the proteolytic activity or play another unknown function. The known physiological substrates of ADAM12 are HBEGF in the heart (3) and IGFBP-3 and -5 in placental serum (4). Its proteolytic activity is inhibited by the tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-3 (recombinant human TIMP-3, Catalog # 973‑TM) and alpha ‑2‑macroglobulin. It also mediates cell‑cell adhesion by interacting with integrins and syndecans as well as with additional unidentified molecules (4). ADAM12 may be a promising marker in prenatal diagnostics and breast cancer (5, 6). The recombinant ADAM12 contains the pro, metalloproteinase, and disintegrin domains. In addition to TIMP-3, the activity can also be inhibited by 5 mM 1,10-phenanthroline.

  1. Wewer, U.M. (2004) in Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes, Barrett, A. J. et al. eds. pp 724.
  2. Wewer, U.M. et al. (2006) J. Biol. Chem. 281:9481.
  3. Asakura, M. et al. (2002) Nat. Med. 8:35.
  4. Loechel, F. et al. (2000) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 278:511.
  5. Laigaard, J. et al. (2006) Prenat Diagn. 26:973.
  6. Roopali, R. et al. (2004) J. Biol. Chem. 279:51323.
Long Name
A Disintegrin and Metalloprotease-like Domain 12
Entrez Gene IDs
8038 (Human)
Alternate Names
a disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain 12 (meltrin alpha); ADAM 12; ADAM metallopeptidase domain 12; ADAM12; disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain-containing protein 12; EC 3.4.24; EC; MCMP; MCMPMltna; Meltrin alpha; meltrin-alpha; MLTNA; MLTNEC 3.4.24.-

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Human ADAM12 Antibody
By Anonymous on 07/06/2021
Application: ELISA Sample Tested: Serum and Plasma Species: Human

we used this antibody for an ELISA to quantify human ADAM12 in serum, which works very well.